Where I Grew Up – Is Hidden Away Part 6

As a young boy growing up on Quick’s Run Road in rural Lewis County, Kentucky way back in the sticks I would never be home. I would be in the creek, up on the hill hunting, doing farm work, or coon hunting with a neighbor and would only to come home to eat and sleep. I had a great time doing that. I miss doing that. The old house that I grew up in was cold in the winter and hot in the summer.

My bedroom had those old windows that had several small squares of glass and us boys would partner up and play softball in the front yard guess where most of the foul balls went? They would go through my window, and we never replaced the broken window panes. So in the winter, my room didn’t have any heat, and I would literally wake up with snow on my blankets.

My bedroom had those old windows that had several small squares of glass and us boys would play softball in the front yard guess where most of the foul balls went? They would go through my window, and we never replaced the broken window panes. So in the winter, my room didn’t have any heat, and I would literally wake up with snow on my blankets.

My bedroom had those old windows that had several small squares of glass and us boys would play softball in the front yard guess where most of the foul balls went? They would go through my window, and we never replaced the broken window panes. So in the winter, my room didn’t have any heat, and I would literally wake up with snow on my blankets.

People never believed that story, but it was true. The wood stove was located in the living room and it was on the other side of the house. My mom and dads bedroom was directly over it so the stove pipe went through their room and it, of course, was toasty warm in their room. If it really got cold we would drag a mattress into mom and dads room and sleep, but usually, it didn’t get that cold. In the winter time once the water froze up you wouldn’t get water again until spring. I wouldn’t change my life one bit.

We may not have had very much money, but we always had food and a roof over our heads. I didn’t wear designer clothes I would get a couple of pairs of blue jeans and they would last me the whole school year. I didn’t have fancy tennis shoes, we didn’t have any fancy vehicles. But we had great neighbors and friends and drank cold spring water and ate steak and I would never want to change where I grew up or how I grew up, it was hidden away from crime, pollution, noise, the fast paced lifestyle. It really was Heaven.

 

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